How world cities moving forward on climate change leave the US President behind


A partial map of all the cities which pledge to fight climate change, with or without Donald Trump.
Global Convenant of Mayors/Google Earth

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Rapid thinning of Patagonia's glaciers illustrates the global impact of climate warming

Patagonian icefields

Forests, grasslands, deserts, and mountains are all part of the Patagonian landscape that spans more than a million square kilometers of South America. Toward the western side, expanses of dense, compacted ice stretch for hundreds of kilometers of the Andes mountain range in Chile and Argentina. Glaciologist Eric Rignot described these icefields as “one of the most beautiful places on the planet.” Their beauty is also apparent from space. Read more »

Green space – how much is enough, and what's the best way to deliver it?

Providing green space can deliver health, social and environmental benefits for all urban residents – few other public health interventions can achieve all of this. (© Anne Cleary)

Half of the world’s people now live in urban areas. This creates competition for resources and increases pressure on already limited green space.

Many urban areas are still experiencing active degradation or removal of green space. To reverse this trend and ensure the multiple benefits of green space are realised, we urgently need to move toward on-ground action. Read more »

Global stocktake shows the 43 greenhouse gases driving global warming

A wide range of industrial processes have released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Paulo Resende/Shutterstock.com

The most comprehensive collection of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements, published today, confirms the relentless rise in some of the most important greenhouse gases.

The data show that today’s aggregate warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH₄) and nitrous oxide (N₂O) is higher than at any time over the past 800,000 years, according to ice core records. Read more »

Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

Fishermen unload their catch of mackerel at a fish market. UN Photo/M Guthrie

For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that endorsed it are meeting in Norway to discuss how to make it a success. Read more »

Corona Beer joins Parley for the Oceans to clean up marine plastic

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Bali Beach

Mexican beer brand Corona has partnered with Parley for the Oceans in plan to end marine plastic pollution, one of the biggest threats to human health and the survival of the planet's largest and most important ecosystem, the world's oceans. The long-term partnership launches with a plan to protect 100 Islands by 2020 starting in six key regions in different parts of the world – Mexico, Maldives, Australia, Chile, Italy and Dominican Republic. Read more »

Eden Sessions: Blondie

23/06/2017

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New wave icons Blondie are the latest act to be confirmed for this summer’s Eden Sessions and will play a show against the backdrop of the famous Biomes on Friday June 23.

The announcement coincides with the release of their eleventh studio album Pollinator, which comes out today (Friday May 5).

The album features tracks written by Johnny Marr, Charli XCX, Sia and Nick Valensi of The Strokes as well as material written by founder members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Read more »

Advanced Facilitation Training - London

04/07/2017 09:45
04/07/2017 16:15

Event Description

A unique day of interactive and participatory learning to build your skills and confidence as a facilitator, meeting organiser or workshop leader.

This will be unlike training you’ve experienced before – you’ll be challenged, engaged and hopefully excited while experiencing the power of deep facilitation. While this is a day of learning, it is also time for you to think about your work and share your experiences. You’ll be asked to analyse difficult situations and come up with your own solutions. Read more »

Advanced Facilitation Training - Edinburgh

28/06/2017 09:45
28/06/2017 16:15

Event Description

A unique day of interactive and participatory learning to build your confidence as facilitator or workshop leader.

This will be unlike training you’ve experienced before – you’ll be challenged, engaged and hopefully excited while experiencing the power of deep facilitation. While this is a day of learning, it is also time for you to think about your work and share your experiences. You’ll be asked to analyse difficult situations and come up with your own solutions! Read more »

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